When I was a child, days were spacious playgrounds of time. Moments lasted. Weeks were vast. A year was forever. Was it the same for you?
Somehow, as I got older, time sped up. Now in my sixth decade, time flashes by and continues to accelerate. The last four years seemed like one year, and this past year was like a month.
In thinking about this, I've wondered whether the acceleration comes from not paying close enough attention, moment to moment, to my life. When I was a child, my attention was totally in the moment. If my awareness was completely in the "now", like when I was a child, would time would slow down again? It's a good question. I've heard that when yogis are in deepest meditation called samadhi, when their mind stays on a single point without wavering, that the experience of time stops. I don't know if this is true. I'm hoping to find out. What about you?